WE WELCOME 41 EMERGING AND DIVERSE DOCUMENTARY PRACTITIONERS TO AIDC FOR THE FIRST TIME
With the 2019 conference only days away, AIDC is proud to introduce the 41 recipients of the second annual round of Leading Lights funding.
Leading Lights is a philanthropic funding program for emerging and diverse documentary practitioners that draws upon the support of leading Australian film and television companies to introduce new documentary and factual talent to the sector.
The 2018-2019 campaign saw a 47% increase in the number of donors, with 25 production houses and media companies providing funds for 41 emerging practitioners from five different states and territories to attend AIDC.
PLUS, thanks to the generosity of Film Victoria, an additional 15 Victorian practitioners are also bound for AIDC 2019.
Pledges are still open and any new donors who pledge before 6 March will be acknowledged at Closing Drinks on the final day of the conference. Visit the Leading Lights page to learn more.
AIDC would like to thank the following Leading Light donors:
We are thrilled to be welcoming the following recipients to AIDC for the first time!
Alexis Neylan Anastasia Comelli Anna Downie Bill Irving Brodie Poole Cassandra Nevin Charles Taperell Damienne Pradier Daniel King David Ottosen Ela Furdas Ella Sowinska Gena Lida Riess Gia Frino Hannah Moore Imogen Hopper Inga Koralewska Jared Nicholson Jayde Harding Jazz Money Joe McLaren Julia Landrey Kalinda Palmer Kristina Kraskov Lachlan Mcleaod Lincoln MacKinnon Lucy Knox Margaret Whitehouse Mark Hellinger Marta Jelec Melinda O’Callaghan Natalie Nalesnyik Neika Lehman Nicholas Flynn Rebecca Cole Robert Llewellyn Rosie Holden Ruby Castagnet Sal Balharrie Shannen Tunnicliffe Stacey Peckham Starr Guzman Stephen Bartley Tess Hutson Tiarne Cook Tiffany Garvie Tim Cole Tony Briggs Travis Beard William He William Pacquiao Zain Nabi
Recipients will receive a Focus Pass allowing them to attend all AIDC 2019 sessions, panels, masterclasses and screenings, as well as take part in Leading Lights-exclusive networking with Leading Lights donor companies.
Leading Lights is a year-round philanthropic program, with prospective donors encouraged to contact AIDC at any time for the 2020 round.